• Research

    Dr. Behkam’s research focuses on micro/Nanoscale systems engineering with special interest in biotic (living)/abiotic (synthetic) interfaces. Her current research interests include: bio-hybrid microrobotics, living machines, bacteria-based theranostics, biological microfluidics, and physical chemistry of cell-surface interaction.
  • Publications

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  • Professional History

    2015–present, Virginia Tech, Associate Professor
    2008–2015, Virginia Tech, Assistant Professor
    2008, Carnegie Mellon University, Post-doctoral Researcher
    2003–2008, Carnegie Mellon University, NanoRobotics Laboratory, Graduate Research Assistant
    2001-2003, Carnegie Mellon University, NanoScale Energy Transport Lab, Graduate Research Assistant

  • Awards and Honors

    Virginia Tech, Office of the Vice President of Research Scholar of the Week, December, 2015
    National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2015
    Selection to the National Academies Keck Frontiers Initiative Conference, 2014
    Best Paper Award Finalist, ASME 3rd Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology, 2014
    Aline Inc. Best Paper Award, ASME 2nd Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology, 2013
    Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2012
    Peeble Award for Best Paper, Adhesion Society Meeting, 2012
    Dowd-ICES Doctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004-2005


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1999

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Laboratory — MicroN BASE Laboratory

Bahareh Behkam

Associate Professor